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‘The Walking Dead: Dead City’ Season 2 Has Begun Filming

Less than a week after the finale of The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, we have more The Walking Dead news. Enter below for a new update on The Walking Dead: Dead City.

‘The Walking Dead: Dead City’ Season 2 Has Begun Filming
The Walking Dead: Dead City S01E03 “People Are A Resource” / Image Courtesy of AMC Networks

After a successful first season marking a new chapter in The Walking Dead saga, Dead City was renewed for a second season on July 21, 2023. A mere 33 days after the show’s initial episode was released. 

The Walking Dead: Dead City picks up 5-6 years after the conclusion of the mainline series and follows Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) searching for her son Hershel (Logan Kim), who has been kidnapped by The Croat (Željko Ivanek), an ex-Savior.

She reluctantly recruits Negan Smith (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the duo travels to New York, the eponymous Dead City, where The Croat reigns. Antics follow, and the series ends on an open note teasing a dangerous future for Negan and the Rhees.

‘The Walking Dead: Dead City’ Season 2 Has Begun Filming
The Walking Dead: Dead City S01E01 “Old Acquaintances” / Image Courtesy of AMC Networks

How Long Will The Walking Dead: Dead City Film?

In a March 7, 2024 interview with TV Insider, producer Scott M. Gimple confirmed that Dead City was in the location-scouting process circa January 2024 stating that “they’re scouting on Dead City right now.” Soon after, Logan Kim stated in an interview with ScreenRant that he was “going to be filming that [Dead City] soon.”

Nothing specific from the official sources, but looking at the production insider branch of the industry, we can learn some very useful information. Kendall Cooper Casting was casting extras for the spin-off series (soldiers, walkers and survivors) from April to July.

This was corroborated by a listing from Production List, which detailed that the series would begin its shoot on April 8 and end its initial filming period on July 21 (a year after the series was renewed!). This would bring the total days of filming to 104 days, 74 of which are business days. However, this figure is most definitely subject to change considering how several factors could lead to delays in filming or even acceleration.

‘The Walking Dead: Dead City’ Season 2 Has Begun Filming
Filming Locations Map / Image Property of Feature First

Where Is Season 2 Filming?

In the same production listing stated above, it is revealed that the series would be shot in Randolph, Massachusetts. However, a Reddit post from user u/SamePresence9839 revealed that the series would also shoot in the neighbouring Weymouth at The Hangout at Union Point. 

The Hangout is a former fighter-jet hangar, which has a history with Hollywood. Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up was filmed there in late 2020 as well as other huge productions such as Free Guy, Patriots Day, Stronger and Ghostbusters: Answer The Call

Furthermore, the show began production today in Taunton filming at the Reed & Barton factory site and the Whittenton Mills Complex, the latter of which was also utilized for Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island. The series will be filming at these locations on the 8th, 9th and 11th of April and then presumably move to the aforementioned locations.

It should be known that the series was filming during the solar eclipse on Monday, so this could be an opportunity for some cool visuals in the second season of the show!

Below are our first set photos (taken on April 8th) of the second season of the show via Reddit user u/ironkrylon:

Set Images for The Walking Dead: Dead City S02 taken April 8
‘The Walking Dead: Dead City’ Season 2 Has Begun Filming
The Walking Dead: Dead City S01 / Image Courtesy of AMC Networks

The Walking Dead: Dead City Season 2 stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Logan Kim, Željko Ivanek, Kim Coates, Gaius Charles, and Lisa Emery. The series will stream on AMC and AMC+.

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